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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 193

    QUR'AN

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    QUR'AN
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 474ff. plus four fly-leaves, each folio with 11ll. of neat black naskh script in text panels ruled in black and gold, gold and polychrome roundel verse markers, foliate medallions in the margins marking hizb, juz' and sajda, sura headings in white thuluth script on gold ground sometimes outlined in polychrome, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illumination framing 6ll. of text, some marginal staining and repair, in restored brown morocco with flap decorated with central stamped medallion and spandrels all with elegant scrolling, flowering vine on gold ground, the doublures with cusped gold medallions, flap and spine restored
    Text panel 5 3/8 x 3¼in. (13.6 x 8.2cm.); folio 9 x 6in. (22.9 x 15.2cm.)


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